Adrien MichaelsModel Female Knoxville, Tennessee, US
My Website: Adrien Michaels Official WebsiteMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/mandileeconceptual
Mayhem # 3256852
***I'm happy to announce that my health issues have resolved and I will be available for any style (excluding overt erotic or fetish work) in the Eastern Tennessee area starting 7/24/15. I am also willing to travel to surrounding areas/states so long as I am adequately compensated. Please contact me here if interested!***
**Please take the time to read my entire portfolio and policies before contacting me regarding a shoot. If you do contact me I will assume you know and understand my policies for booking.**
**I am a traveling model and will have my hometown listed as the area I am currently shooting in. I have put "other" for my hair as I change it frequently (right now it is a short silvery blue with blue, teal and purple highlights) and I also own over 20 different wigs for different looks.**
I am a professional and experienced model with a background in acting, yoga, contortion, dance (ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, belly dance), and music (I am a classically trained operatic soparano working on an electronica album).
I started modeling when I was 15 but life led me another direction. I picked modeling back up and have been modeling for a few years (though I am new to model mayhem). I am a traveling model. I work all around the US as well as overseas. Whichever city I am currently in will be the one posted as my location here.
I currently hold two degrees: a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Sociology. I intend to go to med school in the future when I feel called to do so for psychiatry. I also teach private yoga lessons, compete in practical pistol shooting, and crosstrain in karate, krav maga, judo and hapkido.
I am interested in all styles of modeling (excluding erotic and fetish). I am very versatile and often use wigs, wardrobe and makeup in my shoots to explore other looks as i am not satisfied only doing one thing all the tine.
I am passionate, driven and ambitious as modeling is an art form I enjoy very much. Though I realize this site mostly for modeling jobs alone feel free to contact me for dance, music and acting opportunities as well should you have one coming up or know of one! I still work in those fields as well.
I am very physically active, strong and flexible but I sometimes will have marks or bruises from my workouts that can be covered with makeup if need be. I also have some scars and three small tattoos that can be covered up and facial piercings that can be removed for shoots if desired.
I no longer do TF shoots unless they are directly related to a publication in a well known magazine or gallery show and I am promised in writing a percentage of the profits if the prints are sold.
I still am very selective with TF projects even when those guidelines are met and I will contact you if I admire your work and feel we could make such great art together TF would be worth it. I wish I were in a position where I could hep out other photographers, MUAHs, models, ect but frankly I am not.
If you need me to assist with sets, lighting, etc or with other models' needs I am more than willing to do so for a fee. I do however ask that no one who is not directly involved in our shoot be present excluding escorts.
I am not a makeup artist or wardrobe stylist but can do a variety of makeup styles, own multiple wigs and have a large wardrobe to work with. All makeup and hair in any posted pictures was done by me unless otherwise stated.
Please understand that drastic makeup changes during a shoot take time though I can do so without an MUAH. I do expect to be compensated for that time as well- whether I do the makeup myself or have assistance. I will arrive with my makeup already of course so this only applies if you wish me to change midshoot without help.
No videos for print jobs unless expressly consented to in writing, though I am open to video jobs especially related to dance and acting. Should you wish to book me for an acting, singing or dancing video please contact me for my rates.
I require a legal release that all parties involved agree upon that will be negotiated and signed before the shoot begins.
I reserve the right to bring an escort of my own choosing to a shoot. As I have had issues with this in the past let me explain what my escort will be doing and if this is not okay with you we are simply incompatible as none of my policies are open to negotiation. I can assure you any escort I bring is a safe person, will not engage in type of criminal act in your home, will stay out of your way while shooting and will help if you desire. I do not associate with people that cause pain or drama to me and I am first and foremost an actor so I have never once been distracted by an escort being present. Said escort is an escort not a driver- meaning he/she will be in the room where we shoot (or wherever I am) at all times. Also I must point out that if I am uncomfortable (which I will be without my escort and I am not that great at hiding it) our shoot will not go near as well and the results will be lackluster.
I am uncomfortable shooting when there are any drugs or alcohol involved on set (this applies to me as well).
Be honest with me about what kind of shoot you wish to do and I will do the same- I love collaborative spontaneous ideas but not without both parties agreeing and it is essential to have a game plan so I may adequately prepare for our shoot.
Do not touch me unless given express permission and I will do the same.
As I am an IDPA shooter oftentimes my shoots involve guns. If you are interested in a gun related shoot I am more than comfortable but ask that you follow standard safety guidelines as do I. If you do not know these guidelines and are interested just message me and I can let you know. This also depends on the legality of guns in your state and your personal comfort level.
Generally I prefer my scars not to be photoshopped out unless it is a paid shoot in which case that is your choice. I do not mind speaking of them in an artistic context but as I am a professional I keep my personal life separate.
I will not post any of your photos without written consent and require that you do this for me as well.
I can give you multiple references (including references for my regular escorts) should you wish and require that you be able to give me at least three references as well.
I am not accusing anyone of anything so please do not take offense when I say this but I am a small female alone so I must take precautions. I have had issues with this in the past. This is a JOB. I do not continue any sort of unprofessional relationships with those in this industry under any circumstances. No dates. I am here to work for you as a model and a model only.
Open communication is key on both ends and if you have limits of your own please let me know of them.
All this being said please understand I am not trying to be antagonistic, nor am I unfriendly. There is nothing more fun or exciting to me than meeting new talented, creative people to work with- I am extremely passionate about this job- though it of course comes with it's own trials like any other job at the end of the day I feel ecstatic with what we have created together. I am also easy to get along with and only require one simple thing- RESPECT.
Of course I will do the same for you and please let me if you have any set in stone guidelines/policies of your own while shooting. I completely understand.
*Current Projects That I am Working On*
*Iwould like to do a few more commercial shoots as I feel my portfolio is lacking in such- perhaps something like a shoot involving yoga poses in branded yoga gear, with props like water bottles, yoga mats and blocks, etc. I am less familiar with this area of modeling and would like to change that so any guidance here is much appreciated.*
*I would like a few more nice natural looking portraits as all I have are my acting headshots which are not quite the same. I would also eventually like a nice modeling/beauty headshot of me in each of the wigs I currently own so I may post those here and allow people to see their options and my range of styles.*
* I am working on a book which includes photography with me as the primary model but may include other models as well. I have many ideas related to this project but prefer to refrain from publicly announcing my ideas before I am ready to begin promoting. If you are interested please PM me and I can give you a better idea of what my book is about as well as what I wold need from you the biggest thing being rights to publish these photos myself (always with credit of course). I also would never ask to be paid for a shoot related to my book as that is unfair.*
*More underwater work- I have only done this once and want to try it again!*
*More bodypaint, especially metallic.*
Modeling is my full time job so I do have a cancellation policy should you decide to book a shoot with me. If you let me know 7 days or more before our shoot I will not charge a fee. Cancelling within 3-7 days will cost 50% of what we had agreed upon and should you cancel within 48 hours of our shoot I expect full compensation.
This is my job and when you book a shoot with me you are agreeing to this policy.
Please send me a message here or at email@example.com letting me know what type of shoot, when, where, how long, what to bring, if there will be a muah, and what compensation will be offered.
If you are interested feel free to message me and thank you for visiting my page!
* David's Bridal Prom Fashion Show 2005
* Featured Article in See the Model Online Magazine 2014
* The Australian Swimsuit Edition Volume #7 2014
* Dark Beauty Magazine #36 A Match Made in Hell 2014
* Tenebrous Magazine #9
* Online Catalog for Indecent Ink Designs
* Kelvin Bushan's Featured Model September 2014
* Kelvin Bushan's Model of the Year 2014
* Swim Rags and Hottie Shots 2015 Swimsuit Calendar
* Model Society Magazine July 2015: A Celebration of Human Beauty
* Indecent Ink Designs
* Emerson Meyers Designs
* Swim Rags
* Painting by Lamine Hamdad at The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
* Adrien and Mosiac for Bill Durgin's June- August 2015 Klomching Gallery Exhibit: Studio Fantasy NYC
Note: Some of these credits may be under the name "Mandi Lee" as that was an older name I no longer use but I'm sure you can tell it's me. I have other credits too that I'm just too tired to think of right now but if you ask me I can send you my model resume. Thanks!